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One Africa Network: Creative Industry & Digital Businesses in the Midlands

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Bantu Lounge

74 John Bright St

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B1 1BE

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OAN Business Series: Boosting the Growth and Competitiveness of African Creative Industries SMEs, Startups and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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The creative economy is one of the most dynamic sectors with a powerful transformative force for socioeconomic development and creating employment opportunities. African creative businesses, products and services in the UK are reshaping economic landscape creating and unlocking new growth areas for competitiveness. They interface between economy, culture, technology, and social aspects. To succeed in the current dynamic market place, entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals must rely in addition to other aspects on continuous creativity and innovation, market knowledge, skills, technologies, networking and the ability to seize new opportunities.

Join us at One Africa Network (OAN) Business Networking Panel Discussion Series where we will discuss opportunities and innovative ideas to harness the success in key industries such as heritage, visual and performance arts, media and functional creations (Fashion, designs, architecture, creative R&D, Digital services).

AGENDA:

18:00 Registration and Networking

18:50 Introduction to One Africa Network (OAN)

19:00 Panel Session and Q&A Topics:

  • The creative economy powerhouse: Unlocking untapped opportunities for growth
  • Reaping the benefits: Breaking down stereotypical and geographical boundaries
  • Accelerating entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity: Capacity and infrastructure
  • Promoting the growth and scale-up of creative industries start-ups and SMEs
  • Access to capital: Investment, funding and grants for creative ideas

20:00 Refreshments and Open Networking

PANELLISTS:

Sheriff O. Acheampong Sueto, Manager, Mad Tools and Vice President, HkStyle UK.

Dr Charlotte Carey, Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Birmingham City University and Co-chair of the Creative Industries track, ISBE (Institute of small business and entrepreneurship).

Oyinkansola Adebayo, Founder and CEO, Níyó Enterprise and a Development Economist.

Dr Yemisi (Ogunleye) Akinbobola, Media Entrepreneur, Digital Journalist and Lecturer & Strategic Lead, Internationalisation of Research(Faculty of Arts, Design and Media), Birmingham City University.

Tobi Oludayomi, Founder of Studio 14 Digital Product Agency and 2017 BIMA's 100 most influential players in the UK digital industry nominee.

Nathaniel Keay, Executive Search Consultant, Mesolean Executive Search, Contract and Perm Recruitment for the Sports Business Industry.

Registration required to secure a place to attend the event. Limited spaces available. Early registration recommended to avoid disappointment.

ONE AFRICA NETWORK - CONNECTING PEOPLE, IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND PROSPERITY

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